Four Women Nominated for FIFA Executive Committee

By iSportconnect | February 6, 2013

Four females have been nominated by their respective confederations to be elected as the 25th member of the FIFA Executive Committee.

The election will be held at the FIFA Congress in Mauritius on 30-31 May and the mandate will be for a period of four years.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter had pledged that a woman would be co-opted on to the Executive Committee after his re-election in 2011 as part of his efforts to clean up the governing body of world football.

The position has been held on an interim basis by Lydia Nsekera since May 2012. Nsekera is the Confederation of African Football’s nominee  for the May election. She is also President of the Burundi Football Association and a member of the International Olympic Committee.

Challenging her is the CONCACAF nominee Sonia Bien-Aime, order the general secretary of the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association. The Asian Football Federation has nominated their vice-president, Moya Dodd, for the role. Paula Kearns represents the Oceania Football Confederation and she is also New Zealand Football audit chairwoman.